Top 10 Robots Most Likely to Win the 2018 Series of Battlebots

The current series of Battlebots on Discovery is proving to be an amazing contest, with the playing field wide open there could be many robots in with a shot at winning.
At the time of making this list we haven't reached the top 16 bracket yet, but here are the robots I think have the best chance of winning it all.
The voting period for this list has ended.
The Top Ten
1 Tombstone

Tombstone vs. Bombshell wouldn't of happened if the rules would've let Duck in and the Tombstone vs. Son of Whyachi might have happened but we got Lockjaw vs. Bombshell.

Of course the reigning champion has to be favoured above all others. It definitely won't be easy, but Tombstone could potentially defend it's title.

Tombstone lost to Bombshell number sixteen what a shame.

2 Bite Force

After an unfortunate elimination last series Bite Force is once again proving a very tough competitor to fight against. There's a good chance it could re-claim it's title.

Bite Force is the best robot. I like Tombstone better, but Bite Force will win.

Bite force even about lost to HUGE but huge split in half.

3 Bronco

Team Inertia Labs always build powerful flippers, and Bronco's launcher is proving just as effective as ever, and so far getting 2 OOTAs.

I was sad that Whiplash won against Bronco I thought he had a real shot.

Me while I watch Bronco fighting: "I thought battlebots weren't supposed to fly..."

4 Icewave

Icewave is not a desirable opponent for anyone to fight, especially not with that huge bar spinner powered by an internal combustion engine. It literally split another bot in half in a previous fight.

5 Son of Whyachi

Son of Whyachi along with Bronco, Bombshell,Blacksmith and Yeti are not coming to season 5 I will probably miss SOW and also I was kind of disappointed that we never got to see Tombstone vs. SOW and do any of you know why Blacksmith is not coming season 5? I mean 2019 was his best year ever and I think since he made the top 16 in 2019 if he upgraded the Blacksmith he already had he would do really well.

It'll be in trouble if it get flipped, but it's still hard to deny the sheer destructive force of this bot, and it's 360 degrees of kill.

6 End Game

A young team from New Zealand who have already taken the mantle of being the best vertical flywheel in the competition, also the team talk as big as they deliver in their fights.

This is who I wanted as the 15th seed, I thought they did slightly better than War Hawk.

They think they can beat Tombstone they even lost to Bite force.

7 Whiplash

This one could be a potential dark horse. This bot has a sturdy lifter/spinner combo to make for a very versatile weapon, plus it has one of the series finest young drivers.

Whiplash almost beat Tombstone and beat Bronco.

8 SawBlaze

Sawblades are considered outdated, but Sawblaze makes good use of it's design by being driven very well and aggressively, having a solid front end, and a saw that can make nasty slices through most metal.

SawBlaze vs. Minotaur would have been such a good fight but instead we got a less than a minute fight.

It was so much better than is so unfair...


A wacky and unconventional design that boasts durable wheels and a bar that spins so fast it looks like there's nothing there. I just worry about it's struggling at successfully finishing off opponents.

10 Monsoon

An entry from the UK that has already made a big splash (pun intended). It's had weapon reliability problems in it's fights, but as it's shown it usually only takes one good hit from them to mess up the opponents.

Do not speak of this bot. Me is no happy.

The Contenders
11 Minotaur

I only gave Minotaur a mention, because as potent a machine as it is I don't think we've seen it at it's best this season. It lost it's first fight to Tombstone, and had to rely on the judges to win it's second fight. I think it's going to have to perform better to show it's a potential winner.

Minotaur should have been the giant nut winner in my opinion.

12 Lockjaw

Lockjaw has managed to be the first competitor to get a slot in the Top 16 bracket at the end of the season. It had a bit of a shaky start against tough opponents, but pulled back and showed it's durability and endurance throughout the fights. Plus Donald Hutson's bags of experience is not to be sniffed at.

Probably my favorite or second favorite...

13 DUCK!

It may look cute and cartoony, but Duck! is essentially a brick. It rams into others weapons and mostly survives the impacts, and it's very well driven. Is it aggressive enough to go all the way though?

If only...
Unfortunately Bombshell took the last slot for no reason...